Jerry Talton

Jerry Talton is a Senior Engineering Manager in the Search, Learning, & Intelligence group at Slack, where he leads the company's machine learning team. Previously, he was the founder and CEO of Apropose, a data-driven design company backed by Andreessen Horowitz and New Enterprise Associates. He holds a PhD in computer science from Stanford University and BS and MS degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Design Thinking & Machine Learning

by Senior Engineering Manager, Machine Learning, Slack

Since launching in 2013 with a mission to unify communication and make our working lives simpler, more pleasant, and more productive, Slack has taken the world by storm, quickly becoming the fastest-growing enterprise software company of all time. In this talk, I'll sketch the data-driven directions Slack's Search, Learning, & Intelligence team are exploring to build the business operating system of the future, and discuss the design process we use to prototype and ship features powered by machine intelligence.

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